Using Silver To Purify Water

How To Use Silver to Purify Water Our bodies need to be continuously hydrated; drinking plenty of water is the best way to do this. Having clean water to drink and for other home uses is crucial. Access to clean water helpsRead More


MY LATEST BOOK IS A MUST HAVE! This book is not just another camp recipe book but a challenge and instruction to anyone interested in cooking with no modern utensils as well as using a minimum of gear. As a survival skillsRead More

Tanning Bird Hides

I have seen historical drawings of shoulder bags made from a duck hide and such and I must confess I have not tried to tan a bird hide so I consulted with some of my friends who have. Maybe some of youRead More

Agriculture….Was It a Mistake?

Prior to agriculture, humans lived happier, healthier, freer and easier lives, claims one of the world’s top scientists and thinkers. In an article published in Discover Magazine nearly 30 years ago, Pulitzer Prize winning anthropologist and evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond calls agriculture “a catastrophe fromRead More

Fortifying Your Home for High Winds

Fortifying Your Home for High Winds Wind can come in the form of hurricanes, tornadoes, cyclones, microbursts or downdrafts. There are high winds and gusts in some instances that last just a few minutes, and there are sustaining winds that may lastRead More

Miscellaneous Useful Notes

I have associated with some of the best survival skills people in the world in my life so in this blog  I have decided to share a bunch of miscellaneous notes on various topics. Perhaps some of you will recognize some ofRead More

Arkansas Archaeology

Arkansas has many interesting archaeological sites. The Arkansas bluff dwellers are of particular interest to me. Their atlatl style is very unique. Note the finger rest peg that goes all the way through the atlatl (See illustration of Bluff dweller.). The ParkinRead More

Low Budget Camping

  By Christopher Nyerges Low budget camping? How about no budget camping. A skilled person doesn’t need everything in the outdoor store to have a good time. Christopher Nyerges, long time friend and one of the most knowledgeable people I know talksRead More

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